Solicitors and barristers were among those taking to the streets of Belfast on Saturday for the city's largest ever Pride parade, which attracted tens of thousands of people in its first post-pandemic appearance.
Law Centre NI has announced plans to take part in the Belfast Pride parade for the first time, using this year's event to show its support for refugees and asylum seekers. During Pride Week, the law centre will highlight the struggles faced by LGBTQIA+ refugee and asylum seekers, who have often been
The Law Society of Northern Ireland will participate in this month's Belfast Pride Parade for the first time in its history. Many lawyers have joined the parade in recent years as part of groups such as Lawyers with Pride, which was established in 2016, but the Society itself has never taken part in
Lawyers have been encouraged to join Dublin Pride 2022 to continue "the fight for equality and justice" in Ireland and across the world. The OUTLaw Network, which brings together LGBT+ people and allies in the Irish legal sector, will participate in the march through Dublin city centre this Saturday
The UK Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal in a high-profile case aimed at preventing the prescription of puberty-blocking drugs to transgender children under the age of 16. In Bell v Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, lawyers for Keira Bell – a woman who said she regretted taking pubert
Plans to introduce a disregard scheme for the historic convictions of gay and bisexual men prior to the decriminalisation of homosexuality in 1993 will go out to consultation in the coming weeks. A working group made up of government officials, gardaí, human rights experts and LGBT+ community
Legal rights group FLAC has launched a free legal advice and advocacy service for LGBTQI+ people on a pilot basis. The clinic will provide tailored legal advice and information to LGBTQI+ individuals in areas such as family law, gender recognition and access to healthcare.
Therapy used to attempt to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity has been outlawed in France. The country's parliament endorsed a law backed by President Macron's ruling party to bring an end to the practice.
Convictions imposed on people for consensual homosexual activity under former laws will be included in a scheme for “righting the wrongs of the past”, the UK's home secretary Priti Patel is to announce. Ms Patel said more people would have convictions for same-sex sexual activity removed
A new law providing for transgender prisoners in California to be housed and searched in a manner consistent with their gender identity has been challenged as unconstitutional by an anti-trans campaign group.
Dr Sandra Duffy comments on last week’s English Court of Appeal ruling on transgender children’s access to puberty blockers. On Friday 17th September, the Court of Appeal for England and Wales handed down its decision in the appeal of Bell v Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust. This judgment
A court ruling that a 16-year-old transgender girl does not require court permission to access hormone blockers will "bring comfort" to other young trans people in Northern Ireland, a solicitor has said. In a judgment handed down in May and published earlier this month, Mrs Justice Siobhan Keegan sa
The Irish Prison Service (IPS) has been urged to develop a national policy on the safe custody of transgender men and women following concerns about trans prisoners being held in prolonged solitary confinement. Prisons inspectors said two trans women prisoners in Limerick Prison are living "an extre
A draft law has been approved by the Spanish government that would let children as young as 14 change their legal gender with no medical diagnosis. The bill has been prepared by the country's equality ministry, led by the left-wing Podemos party, and would permit people 16 and over to change their n